Tibet Insight No: 03/13

                                     TIBET INSIGHT


Mass-Line Campaign

Tibet government, October 01, 2013

On September 29, the Nagchu County held a meeting of cadres to further deepen and promote the Party’s mass line, to build a harmonious society through a "re-education campaign” to mobilize re-arrange re-deployment.

Wu Yingjie, Deputy Secretary of the regional party committee attended the meeting where he exhibited people to "adhere to the Party's mass line, grass-roots cadres working in the villages to carry out mass work, education and guide the masses and sense the party, listen to the party, then follow the party." He talked about implementing mass line in Nagchu where cadres shall live together with the people and bring “short, flat and fast” projects in the county.

Little Tibet: The Third Way

Tibetan Political Review, October 02, 2013

Mila Rangzen, a Tibetan American who formerly served with the US Armed Forces as an active duty member published an article “Little Tibet: The Third Way” in two parts. In the first part of the article, he criticised the genuine autonomy from China introduced by the Dalai Lama and Central Tibetan Administration and termed it “unrealistic”, “failure”, “unachievable” and “mission impossible”. Mila wrote that the genuine autonomy will shake the foundation of the CCP where the other minorities could also ask for more rights as demand in the middle way approach adding that granting genuine autonomy to less than 6 million people over a vast territory will cause numerous economic and political losses for China. He mentioned that there is no proof in print or on audio or video that Deng Xiaoping proposed anything less than anything less than independence. He claimed since the demonstrations of 1987 till today’s inside Tibet, there have no experiences of a desire for genuine autonomy. He concluded that China is militarily, economically, politically powerful as no government in the world finds the moral strength or the political dividend to support genuine autonomy.

Proposing a article “a realistic plan” as an alternative which might have a chance of approval by the CCP, he recommended the demand for ‘Genuine Autonomy’ for Dotoe, Domey and Utsang (Tibet’s traditional three provinces) as instead demands for ‘mini Autonomy’ for a landmass amassing 100, 000 sq km or (4 percent of the 2.5 million square km of Tibet) around Kongpo, Lhasa in the North West and Arunachal Pradesh in the South East”. He states ‘Little Tibet’ is rich in minerals, flora, fauna, marine life, air life, fresh water with moderate climate all the year round except a little cold in winter but certainly not colder than the freezing Dharamsala winter.

Mini autonomy he said often a high level of autonomy similar to “Hong Kong, or even Ladakh in India.” will allow China to exploit the natural resources of other parts of Tibet and PRC as other Tibetans to relocate. He said this proposal will ensure to preserve identity, language, freedom, Buddhism and culture. 

Police Chief Stresses Tibet Stability

Xinhua News, October 17, 2013

Guo Shengkun, Minister of Public Security has called for efforts to ensure “long-term stability” of TAR in order to guarantee the region's “leapfrog economic development” during a three-day tour of Tibet that ended on 16th October. Guo inspected police stations to check on the work of police patrols, how criminal and non-criminal reports were resolved, fire fighting and public service in TAR. “Officials should solve peoples' problems and mobilize the public to safeguard social security,” he said. Guo also visited the Jokhang Temple and the Zhaibung Monastery at Lhasa, urging the police to safeguard the legal rights of Buddhist monks and nuns, religious believers and tourists from China and abroad.


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